Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
Keele University is located within the Staffordshire borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme and has a positive relationship with the local Borough Council.
As a priority investment site that will help to accelerate economic growth in the wider area, the University is working closely with the local authority as part of the Northern Gateway Development Zone project.
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, as a significant land owner in the area, has committed to the preparation of a spatial masterplan, facilitated by the County Council, encompassing the University-owned land with the aim of optimising the University’s long-term economic impact through the planned growth and expansion of the campus.
With regard to the University’s short to medium-term expansion, the Borough Council as local planning authority, will continue to support the University’s growth plans in accordance with existing planning policies.
Whilst in Newcastle’s town centre, the Borough Council has been instrumental in facilitating the emergence of student accommodation to complement the campus-based offer, in order to create a greater sense of it being a University town with strong public transport links to the campus.